Oklahoma Hunter Gets Caught Cleaning A Turkey During Virtual Class… & The Professor Loves It: “You’ve Made My Semester”

Turkey hunter in class
Timber Lynn Mitchell

Is it turkey season yet?

Come spring, class or no class… we got turkeys to hunt. A couple years back, during the peak of the pandemic, Northern Oklahoma College student Bryce Scroggins was right on time for his early-morning microbiology class, and while he technically was listening to the lecture, he was a little bit preoccupied….

That’s when Professor Kurt Campbell interrupted his class to ask:

“Are you cleaning a turkey?”

He wasn’t about to hide it:


And rather than a tongue-lashing from his professor about being a distraction to the learning process and a lecture about how education is the most important thing in the universe, he made Professor Campbell’s year.

“Outstanding… can you all see him clean this turkey? Are you just fillet it off the breast there?

Bryce explained why he was cleaning his bird:

“Yeah, fillet off the breast, I’m probably gonna take the legs too. It wasn’t real good timing… we killed him this morning and then I remembered that I had class.”

Bryce later admitted that his friend killed the turkey and he was just guiding the hunt, but either way, Lord knows how hard it is to learn something over a computer screen. You might as well get dinner ready while you’re doing it. And remember, we’re talking about biology class…. what’s more biological than cleaning a freshly-harvested turkey?

Gotta love it.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock